Dear Rotarians,
My year as President of the Club is coming to a close.  Although I am very happy with the outcome of my year as President, we have had a mixed year due to the COVID19 pandemic, which turned our physical meetings into Zoom meetings!   But I am pleased to say, members embraced the concept and with a little help from our ‘Zoom Guru’ member Philip, attendance at Zoom meetings was great!  And we had some really good, interesting Speakers!
And now at last, we are able to look forward to ‘physical Meetings’ again.  
As mentioned last week we have locked in our President’s Changeover Dinner for 7pm Monday 13th July at the Northbridge Golf club.  We already have 20 acceptances, so please accept/decline the invitation as soon as possible, to enable our caterer to plan.  Partners are welcome.  
Due to the success of our Zoom meetings, President Elect Ian, and the Board, are introducing a two month trial of physical lunchtime meetings at the Crows Nest Hotel and alternate evening Zoom Meetings at 7.30pm.  Therefore our first Monday lunch at the Crows Nest hotel will be Monday July 20thI’m really looking forward to catching up with members, in person, albeit with social distancing in place.
My other key activity this week is to catch up on watching a few sessions of the ‘Virtual’ Rotary International Conference. Video copies of all sessions are available at their web site;
Stay safe. 
Yours in Rotary 
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Bunnings has advised that there will be no BBQ's until further notice due to the outcome of the Corona Virus.We will advise as soon as this policy has been changed.
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         ROTARY: 2019-20
and 2020-2021
This is what our Zoom Meetings look like, and you can join us from your
own lounge room, or office, each Monday at 12.30pm.  Just click on this link.

Our Next Meeting, via Zoom, will be on Monday 29th June 2020 when our Speaker will be our very own member, Michael McQueen! who will confide with us on the subject of 'how to maintain momentum in tough times!

We have a special U-Tube presentation by Michael which he gave to Rotary-UK on maintaining momentum in all aspects of life ,including Rotary,in Tough Times.Not unlike today














- July 13th Changeover Dinner, 7pm Northbridge Golf Club, 
- District Changeover event: 2 members from each Club; Sunday, July 19th, lunch at Castle Hill RSL.  Please respond by 1st July to AG Assistant Geoff Brennan

At our Meeting on the 22nd June 2020 our Speaker was Raj Bagpai;

Raj Bagpai currently represents nbn as a community ambassador. In his role, he is responsible for having conversations with a wide variety of community groups so as to help them better understand the nuances of nbn roll out.   NBN Co was established in 2009 to design, build and operate Australia’s wholesale broadband access network. Underpinned by a purpose to connect Australia and bridge the digital divide, nbn’s key objective is to ensure all Australians have access to fast broadband as soon as possible, at affordable prices, and at least cost.

To achieve this objective, nbn has been structured as a wholesale-only, open-access broadband network. nbn provides services on its local access network on equivalent terms to retail phone and internet providers, to provision for end-user needs. This is intended to level the playing field in Australian telecommunications, creating real and vibrant competition within the industry and providing choice for consumers.


Rotary Health COVID19 Fund Raiser
Centenary Baton Launch
Award received from Rotary Foundation

Received June 2020, an Award !

Rotary's Public Image May 2020 Newsletter
Promoting Rotary to the general public can be as simple as wearing your Rotary pin, or as elaborate as organizing an integrated marketing campaign. By increasing the public's understanding of Rotary, we're strengthening our ability to make an impact in communities around the world.  Click on this link to read the latest Newsletter from Zone 8 ! 
Red Shield Appeal
The Annual Salvation Army Red Shield Doorknock Appeal usually takes place about this time each year. 
But his year is quite different!
As part of the Zone group who annually support the Appeal in the North Sydney Zone, Members and friends are invited donate to the Appeal.
The Salvation Army invites members and friends to circulate this link and contribute through a Digital Doorknock, click here to donate.   
2019 Giving Night 9th December 

Our once a Year Giving Night December 2019

Club members  and families attended this one important night of the year, when funds raised throughout the year 2018-19 of $50,000 is handed back to worthwhile organisations.
    Past President Sue Raveane, handed over Cheques totalling $50,000 to seven non-profit organisations, four who look after our local Community, and three who benefit communities in other countries. 
    • Taudumande
    • Pheonix House
    • Canteen
    • Orange Sky
    • Shelterbox
    • School for Life
    • Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children
    Past President Sue said "this is what Rotary is all about!  Rotarians in our Community giving back to their Community."
    A very pleasant evening was had by all who attended. 
    However one organisation was absent on our Giving Night and on 3 Feb 2020, the Club presented a cheque to Mr Sean Mura from the Kenyian organisation 'So They Can'.
    What you didn't know about Rotary is here online!
    At last, we now have an 'OnLine' source of information about Rotary, in the form of courses.
    Rotary Learning and Development
    An online, self-paced way to learn about Rotary adn to develop as Rotarians.
    The courses outlined below take from 15 mintues to 2.5 hours.  Some courses have multiple parts.  
    Have a look.  If you always wanted to know more about a Rotary subject, it is now listed here:
    Click on this Link!  (You will be asked to sign into your account 'My Rotary', so go look for your ID and Password)


    Jun 29, 2020
    How to maintain Momentum in Tough Times
    Jul 06, 2020 12:30 PM
    Personal Presentation
    Jul 13, 2020
    Jul 20, 2020
    Impact of COVID19 on the people of Nepal
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    Changeover Dinner-Monday 13th of July
    Northbridge Golf Club
    Jul 13, 2020
    7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
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    Smith, Philip
    International Toast
    International Toast
    Smith, Philip
    Speaker Introduction
    Introduce Speaker
    Sweeney OAM, Tom
    Speaker Thanks/Write-up
    Thank Speaker - Write-up
    Sweeney OAM, Tom
    Front Desk
    Clark, Cyril
    Jayaraj, Anthony
    Room Set Up / Food
    Saunders, John